South Korea
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  • Successful launch of a satellite doesn't mean the Communist power is even close to developing weapons that could bombard the West.

    In this image made from video, North Korea's Unha-3 rocket lifts off from the Sohae launching station in Tongchang-ri, North Korea, Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012.
    LAST UPDATE : Dec 13, 2012, 9:44 PM EST
  • SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — It is not too early to predict one sure winner of South Korea's presidential election next week: North Korea. President Lee Myung-bak's hardline approach to Pyongyang is going away, no matter who replaces him.

    The question is: Just how soft will Seoul go?

    Not even Pyongyang's successful launch of a long-range rocket Wednesday has changed the determination of both the liberal and conservative candidates in South Korea to pursue policies of engagement, aid and reconciliation with the North.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 13, 2012, 1:27 AM EST